So incredibly frustrating... >=(
UGH is right. You should see if they could still send you something even though it is expired. I mean, I doubt it since it is Topps, but you never know.
Its highly unlikely but I suppose its worth a shot. It looks like these cards were eventually made but I'm sure they've all long been sent out as replacements for other redemptions that weren't made. I'm sure they'll tell me to take a hike though.
Then again, it is Clay Buchholz -- they may have 100 of those still laying around in a warehouse somewhere! ;-)
I've never sent in an expired Topps redemption, but have had success with Panini.